This tutorial / lesson plan teaches you how to get your students write essays using GOOGLE DOCS. The evidence they use for their paragraphs is COLOR CODED to make things easy to comprehend. Download the PREVIEW to get a better idea of how it works. I have used this method with a few classes and my students love the format. You will notice improved writing taking place from paragraph to paragraph.
The key benefit is that by following this format students actually benefit from your editing feedback in real time while they are working on the essay. (I find most students barely take the time to look at my editing and comments – they just want to see the mark.) Also, by following this format you do not have to mark / correct the essay when they are finished. It is already done!!
I use this in my ENGLISH classes, but this idea works in any class where essays, or reports are being written.
Sample Rubrics (MS Word)
Sample Handout (MS Word)
Sample Smart Board Activity